16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

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16 days in Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Drive + Bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Kabale, Uganda
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Drive + Fly + Taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Moshi, Tanzania
— 1 night
Bus + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Nairobi, Kenya
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

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nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Zanzibar City ©
Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Change things up with a short trip to Nungwi Beach in Nungwi (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Prison Island - Changuu Private Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, admire the striking features of House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheetah's Rock.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zanzibar City trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Zanzibar City is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is 3 hours. Traveling from London in January, things will get warmer in Zanzibar City: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kabale.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nungwi Beach, Cheetah's Rock
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Cheetah's Rock ©
Cheetah's Rock
Nungwi Beach ©
Nungwi Beach

1
night
Kabale, Uganda

The sleepy market town of Kabale in Western Uganda, although meagre in sights of its own, boasts close proximity to several national parks, just a couple of miles from the border with Rwanda.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kabale trip planner .

Getting from Zanzibar City to Kabale by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Zanzibar City, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Kabale, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Moshi.

Things to do in Kabale

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris

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night
Moshi, Tanzania

Situated in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, the sleepy town of Moshi provides tourist with a safe and pleasant place to stay in while touring the region or braving Africa's highest mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the galleries of Mama Africa Giftshop, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Moshi tour app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Kabale to Moshi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tarangire National Park.

Things to do in Moshi

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Climbing Tours
Mama Africa Giftshop ©
Mama Africa Giftshop
Spas & Wellness

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Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarangire National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tarangire National Park itinerary planner .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Moshi to Tarangire National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Tarangire National Park are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Things to do in Tarangire National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Tarangire National Park ©
Tarangire National Park

2
nights
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Ngorongoro Conservation Area ©
You can discover Tanzania's varied plant and animal life on a tour of Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site known for its massive volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ngorongoro Crater. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Engare Sero Footprint Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Oldupai Gorge.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ngorongoro Conservation Area travel itinerary planner .

Drive from Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Serengeti National Park.

Things to do in Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ngorongoro Crater ©
Ngorongoro Crater
Oldupai Gorge ©
Oldupai Gorge
The Engare Sero Footprint Site ©
The Engare Sero Footprint Site

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Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park ©
Few adventures in the world invoke such vivid natural imagery as a trip to Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage Site known for its diverse animal life and memorable scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Retima Hippo Pool and then explore the striking landscape of Seronera.

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Traveling by car from Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Serengeti National Park takes 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Serengeti National Park are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Serengeti National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Seronera ©
Seronera
Retima Hippo Pool ©
Retima Hippo Pool

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Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 18th (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy and stroll through Musiara Swamp.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Maasai Mara National Reserve attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Serengeti National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Maasai Mara National Reserve can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Nairobi.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy
Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Musiara Swamp ©
Musiara Swamp

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Nairobi is known for parks, museums, wildlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Karen Blixen Museum, and explore the striking landscape of Nairobi National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nairobi trip planner .

Fly from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Nairobi: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nairobi

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ©
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Nairobi National Park ©
Nairobi National Park
Giraffe Centre ©
Giraffe Centre

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